This backpack could be a life changer

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

McGill student Salima Visram ‘s innovative Soular Backpack could help improve the educational prospects of students who don’t have easy access to electricity.

How Making Waves is making waves

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

The McGill student group Making Waves, which offers affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to kids with disabilities, is growing by leaps and bounds, establishing new chapters across Canada.

A rising star in Quebec film

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Movie producer Nancy Grant, BA’06, might be every bit as daring as her frequent partner-in-crime, director Xavier Dolan. Their most recent film, Mommy, has propelled Grant into the spotlight

The finance minister’s right-hand man

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Canadians are anxious to see the contents of the next federal budget. Deputy Finance Minister Paul Rochon, BA’83, played a key role in putting it together.

New probe hunts down elusive cancer cells in brain

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Even the best neurosurgeons have difficulty finding cancer cells hiding in healthy tissue. A new probe co-developed by McGill’s Kevin Petrecca could be a game changer.

Taking stock of homelessness

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

McGill researchers recently coordinated the “I Count MTL” project, an ambitious survey of Montreal’s homeless population that involved 800 volunteers and 60 organizations.

Can this “dragon” help bring back the Expos?

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Mitch Garber, BA’86, has accomplished a lot by being “good,” in many things but not “great” in any one thing. He is unguarded on every subject but one — resurrecting the Montreal Expos.

Fashion house’s esthetic rooted in nomadic youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Jamil Juma, BSc(AgrEng)’02, calls China home and has lived in Kenya, Kazakhstan and Congo. All that travelling has influenced JUMA, the fashion line he runs with his sister, Alia.

Let me prescribe you a video game for that

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a leading cause of blindness for adults and notoriously difficult to treat. A McGill research team, working with Ubisoft, has developed a promising new therapy, a video game.

Football hero gets his due

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Michael Soles, BA’89, now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, is one of McGill’s all-time football greats. His ex-teammates have created a new award to honour Soles, the MVP of McGill’s last national title.